© 2015


  • Giovanna Gatti
  • Gabriella Pravettoni
  • Fabio Capello

Part of the TELe-Health book series (TEHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Gabriella Pravettoni, Claudio Lucchiari
    Pages 1-3
  3. Gabriella Pravettoni, Raffaella Folgieri, Claudio Lucchiari
    Pages 5-22
  4. Alberto Luini, Giovanna Maria Gatti
    Pages 39-42
  5. Fabio Capello
    Pages 43-49
  6. Fabio Capello
    Pages 51-61
  7. Fabio Capello
    Pages 63-72
  8. Andrea E. Naimoli
    Pages 73-78
  9. Andrea E. Naimoli
    Pages 79-84
  10. Giovanna Maria Gatti, Fabio Capello
    Pages 85-89

About this book


This book explains how telemedicine can offer solutions capable of improving the care and survival rates of cancer patients and can also help patients to live a normal life in spite of their condition. Different fields of application – community, hospital, and home based – are examined, and detailed attention is paid to the use of tele-oncology in rural/extreme rural settings and in developing countries. The impact of new technologies and the opportunities afforded by the social web are both discussed. The concluding chapters consider eLearning in relation to cancer care and assess the scope for eDucation to improve prevention. No medical condition can shatter people’s lives as cancer does today, and the need to develop strategies to reduce the disease burden and improve quality of life is paramount. Readers will find this new volume in Springer’s TELe Health series to be a rich source of information on the important contribution that can be made by telemedicine in achieving these goals.


Cancer care in developing countries Cancer care in rural settings Cancer prevention Early diagnosis of cancer Home care Home-based cancer care Needs assessment Telemedicine and cancer eHealth eLearning

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanna Gatti
    • 1
  • Gabriella Pravettoni
    • 2
  • Fabio Capello
    • 3
  1. 1.European Institute of Oncology (IEO)MilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health SciencesUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Pediatric Department Cumberland InfirmaryNorth Cumbria University HospitalsCarlisleUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology